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Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who only dream at night. – Edgar Allan Poe

Category: Athens

Athens, Greece – Double decker day 2 couldn’t be more different

When I purchased my ticket for the double decker bus tour, I was wondering if I’d even use the second day. What was I gonna do -the very same circuit all over again? But as it all turned out, the second day, while following the very same route, was the exact opposite of the day before. […]

Athens, Greece – Double decker bus around Athens and Piraeus

On Thursday, I decided to take the hop-on hop-off bus around Athens and Piraeus. For 18 Euro, I got a 2 day tour around the city with an audio guide. It seemed a little counter-productive since I already know the city so well, but I thought it might be fun. Thursday was a gorgeous warm and sunny day. […]

Athens, Greece – Along the waterfront

On our last trip, I didn’t spend much time down along the waterfront of Athens, so this was one of the first things I wanted to get at upon my return. The tram stops just 3/4 of a km away from the hotel so we wandered through the back streets up to catch it. Today […]

Cruising the Saronic Gulf

“You must be Canadian.” the woman accused me. “Yes. How did you know?” I countered. “Your clothes.” she smiled at me, with a flourish of her hand at what I was wearing. I looked down at my clothes: capris, a fuchsia t-shirt, fuchsia running shoes. Then looked at them: long pants, white down coat, a scarf. […]

Athens, Greece – the Acropolis and discount grocery stores

This was my first day on my own. Later I would walk up to the Acropolis. But first I needed to go shopping for a small amount of groceries I could fit in our teeny-weeny mini-bar fridge. Grocery Shopping On Google Maps, I could see there were a few grocery stores a few blocks away from […]

Athens – Syntagma, Plaka, and the Acropolis Museum

After spending a month in Athens, I find it a little overwhelming to write about all that we did. But I’ll put one finger in front of the other and start off here, on our first day, wandering through the city, with the Acropolis looming over us from every vantage point. For Harold, this was […]

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